how do you protect vegetables from caterpillars
you could net them off to stop the butterflies in the first place .
9 Oct, 2012
But if they do get on there, I'm afraid the best way is to don the old gloves and go out every day in caterpillar season and squish them. I used to worry that there wouldn't be enough butterflies left in late summer for my buddleias to look great, but there always is.
i use bug spray that kills caterpillars though this year i think it has been watered down does notact as quick as used to do/and no i have no qualms about using it or any other chemical for any other pests used correctlyi beleive it to be safe on all my veg,the lack of some deterants now almost make it non viable to grow your own.then see empty alotments around the country
We still have a few flying around but I don't think they are laying eggs now, too cold, as the plants are growing leaves again, the ones I did protect, I did with netting over wire hoops.
You can also spray with garlic spray which deters the butterflies etc. from ever getting near the veggie plants and acts like a systemic. Too late for this year though.
This will also keep vampires out of your brussel sprouts lol.
10 Oct, 2012
moongrow garlic will keep everything off it is orrible stuff
11 Oct, 2012
Doesn't keep me away! I love it!
I'm with Nariz on that one.
im definatly not a vampire lol . its good for pets too as it stops fleas and mites etc .
Garlic is extremely good for you helps with all sorts of aliments and problems and as Nosey says good for keeping fleas etc. off pets.
as you can tell bye my avatar theres know fleas on me lol .
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